Week’s best bets on TV: ‘Anarchy’ ends fifth season

  • By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times
  • Friday, November 30, 2012 7:52pm
  • Life

Here are the week’s best bets on TV:

Tonight: “Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas” is a holiday special that has the country crooner getting all festive with his guests Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Jay Leno, Reba McEntire and his wife, Miranda Lambert. 10:01 p.m., NBC.

Tuesday: “Sons of Anarchy” — or the show we like to call “Hamlet on a Harley” — concludes its bloody, brutal and totally riveting fifth season as Jax (Charlie Hunnam) strikes a new deal in an effort to rid himself of old problems. 10 p.m., FX.

What does it take to move an entire pro football team from game to game, across 20,000 miles? “NFL Road Tested: The Cleveland Browns” is a new series that goes behind the scenes to capture the massive mobilization. 10 p.m., Travel Channel.

Wednesday: LL Cool J and Taylor Swift co-host “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night,” which we assume will be just a bit longer than that title. Maroon 5, Ne-Yo and Fun are among the scheduled performers. 10 p.m., CBS.

This truly does sound like a nightmare before Christmas: On “American Horror Story: Asylum,” a killer Kris Kringle wreaks havoc at Briarcliff, while Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) has a confrontation with the devil. 10 p.m., FX.

Thursday: It’s time for Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and the gang to hold their annual Christmas party on “The Office” and you know what that usually means: Chaos and mayhem. 9 p.m., NBC.

Friday: Samuel Jackson returns to host “VGA Ten,” or, for the uninitiated, the Video Game Awards. The program celebrates the year’s greatest achievements in gaming and features sneak peeks at what’s to come. 9 p.m., Spike.

Saturday: “The American Giving Awards” pays tribute to community champions from across the nation and five major U.S. charities. Joel McHale is our host. 8 p.m., NBC.

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